6 months into the pandemic I heard an impressive social entrepreneur talk about persuading government to change tac. One element that made it possible was the inclusivity of meeting virtually: “There’s no head of the table on Zoom” they said. Fast forward another 8 months and, as we plan for a return to being able… Continue reading Boardroom Diplomacy
I came across some critiquing of the practice of Mindfullness in organisations this week. On the one hand, seeing it as essential for dealing with everyday stresses, not least of a digital world that attracts us towards automatic, but unhelpful behaviour. On the other hand, seeing the investment in these practices as preventing us noticing,… Continue reading The way our brains really work – Mindfullness for organisational behaviour?
I was introduced to this book as a game-changer, and that was spot-on. This book will be on MBA set text lists and will radically alter our practice in organisations. In a week where the Economist highlighted the pervading scepticism of ‘responsible capitalism’ in elite MBA schools. This book busts the myth that inclusion and… Continue reading Brave New Work – book review